Middle East & North Africa

The Middle East collection was formally established in 1948 with the appointment of its first curator, Dr. Christina Phelps Harris, and the acquisition of the libraries of James Heyworth-Dunne, Hidayet Dağdeviren, and Richard P. Mitchell. Building on this foundation, the collection now includes materials on political and social movements in the Middle East and North Africa, relations with the U.S. and Europe, education development, and military affairs.

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Digital Images from Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan at Hoover Archives

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Born-digital photographs depicting US National Guard units deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and images of leaflets and flyers distributed in those countries, are available for research at the Hoover Archives.

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Hoover Institution Archives Acquires Papers of Middle East Specialist and Award-winning Journalist John K. Cooley

Hoover Institution Archives Acquires Papers of Middle East Specialist and Award-winning Journalist John K. Cooley

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The papers of John K. Cooley, a veteran journalist who covered the Middle East and North Africa for the Christian Science Monitor and ABC News, have recently been acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

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Records of the Baath Party

Saddam papers come to Bay Area

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Amid the chaos of the U.S. lead invasion of Iraq there was discovery. There are volumes of records found in the basement of the Baath Party's regional headquarters in Baghdad. Go to the story

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